Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, PDG Ronald M Dela Rosa is the keynote speaker this morning at the formal turnover of fifty brand new Toyota Vios patrol cars which the Quezon City government under the administration of Mayor Herbert M Bautista donated to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) in a ceremony at Camp Tomas Karingal.
Gen. Dela Rosa said, the PNP, particularly the QCPD, is fortunate to receive from the Quezon City government the new patrol cars which will not only boost morale of personnel but will also help improve their efficiency and effectiveness in the fight against crimes and illegal drugs.
In his message, PDG Dela Rosa reminded the end-users of the patrol cars to take good care of them. Huwag nyong babuyin ang paggamit ng mga ito. Ingatan, alagaan at mahalin nyo ang mga ito gaya ng pagmamahal niyo sasarili niyong mga gamit.
He also went on saying, “Ayaw kong makitang naka-park ang mga patrol cars na ito sa mga bawal na lugar at ginagamit sa mga iligal na gawain. Gusto ko nasa strategic points ang mga ito para ready na malapitan ng publiko.”
Gen. Dela Rosa also mentioned that because of the giant steps the QC government has taken since 2002 in supporting the QCPD, other Metro Manila, and even provincial, local governments are constrained to follow its lead.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director PDir Oscar Albayalde and QCPD Director, Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar also formally expressed their deep gratitude to Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Josefina Joy Belmonte and the entire Quezon City Council for their massive support to the QCPD. He added that if all Metro Manila local governments were as generous as that of Quezon City in supporting its police force, every law-abiding citizen in the Metropolis can feel safe at home and in the work place and even when walking deserted streets at night.
“These vehicles will substantially increase police visibility and expand emergency response capabilities of the QCPD. It will put the QCPD far ahead of other PNP units in terms of mobilization,” Gen. Albayade also said.
He further urged the members of the QCPD to provide the people of Quezon City the quality police service that is expected of them and to always go the extra mile in serving the public.
After turning over the symbolic key to the 50 new patrol cars, Mayor Herbert Bautista, in his message, also announced that the city will replace all rundown and inoperative vehicles of QCPD and asked that they be inventoried by the QCPD and the list submitted to him.
Being the chairman of the NCR Development Council, he also requested the support of Gen. Albayalde to motivate other NCR mayors to increase their logistical support for their police forces.
The QCPD also expects 500 Glock 9mm pistols and 536 bullet proof vests (20 of which have already been delivered) which are included in the city’s 2016 support program for QCPD. Also, an additional 500 bullet proof vests, 500 Glock 9mm pistols, 150 units of 155cc motorcycles, and 2,000 pairs of handcuffs are expected to be included in the 2017 procurement program of the city.
PCSupt Eleazar said, the newly acquired patrol cars add to the millions of pesos worth of logistics donated by the Quezon City government to the QCPD. The new patrol cars will be distributed to the QCPD’s twelve police stations, Tactical Motorized Unit (TMU) and other support units